Andrew Raab finished in a tie for ninth place in the Boys 16-17 age division in the 37th Washington Junior Golf State Championship contested July 31 through Aug 2 at three Tacoma-area courses.

Raab, who will be a senior at East Valley High School starting this fall, turned in rounds of 73-71-75 for a 219 total, 13 shots behind Orting’s Joseph Harvie and Lakewood’s Gregory Gildea. Harvie beat Gildea in a playoff to claim the title.

In the Boys 14-15 division, Yakima’s Holden Backes held the first-round lead after an opening 69, but he wound up in a tie for 16th place at 236 (69-84-83).

Ten other area golfers took part in the championship, which was played at The Home Course, Eagles Pride and Meadow Park golf courses.


(Winners, local results)


Age 16-17: 1, Joseph Harvie (Orting) 69-68-69—206*; 9, Andrew Raab (Yakima) 73-71-75—219. Also: Nathan Nulliner (Yakima) 78-79—157.

14-15: 1, Ezra Arneson (Richland) 71-76-70—217; 16, Holden Backes (Yakima) 69-84-83—236. Also: Travis Kay (Ellensburg) 79-79—158, Dylan Apodaca (Selah) 84-89—173, Kaelan Nettleship (Selah) 95-88—183.

12-13: 1, Alvin Kwak (Mukilteo) 72-68-76—218. Also: Dylan Bissell (Yakima) 84-82—166, Nick Baker (Cle Elum) 79-88—167, Maxwell Turnquist (Yakima) 86-87—173.

8-11: 1, Victor Wang (Sammamish) 34-39-79—152. Also: Jackson Nettleship (Selah) 43-41—84, John Kim (Yakima) 41-46—87.


Age 16-17: 1, Alivia Brown (Gig Harbor) 71-71-72—214.

14-15: 1, Sarah Rhee (Lynnwood) 78-75-71—224.

12-13: 1, Brittany Kwon (Bremerton) 73-71-81—225. Also: Cassie Kim (Yakima) 92-90—182.

8-11: 1, Julia Bordeaux (Tacoma) 40-38-88—166.

*—Won in playoff